Autumn Season 2017Drama, dance, comedy and music comes to Storyhouse this autumn
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The touring season is here! This autumn, Storyhouse hosts musicals, international drama, stand-up comedy, dance, opera and music.
West-End hit, Footloose, the musical based on the 1984 movie and starring Maureen Nolan opens the autumn season in the three tier 800 seat auditorium from 5 – 9 September. Another musical – the legendary Blood Brothers – can be seen the following month from 9 – 14 October.
Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality joins the bill with a co-production between themselves and State Theatre Company of South Australia: Things I Know to Be True is performed between 7 – 11 November.
The acclaimed all male dance company BalletBoyz perform their new show on 30 October, and the sound of Buenos Aires comes to the city on 18 October with the hit show Tangomotion, featuring world-class tango dancers and live music from the acclaimed quartet Tango Siempre. Meanwhile dance aficionados won’t want to miss Cockfight (7 October), a full-throttle mash-up of extreme physical risk-taking, graceful movement and slow-mo fight sequences, creating a darkly humorous and surprisingly tender piece of dance theatre.
Comedians coming to Chester’s newest venue in the autumn will include 8 of 10 Cats does Countdown regular Jon Richardson with his Old Man tour (19 September); Joel Dommett (26 September), which promises unbelievable stories, confetti cannons, and even a musical number; Stewart Lee (BBC 2’s Comedy Vehicle) with his new show Content Provider (3 October); Jenny Eclair’s smash-hit show How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane), which comes to Storyhouse Thursday 19 October); and the grouchy, deadpan comedy genius Rich Hall, (Saturday 21 October), bringing his virtuoso musical mates for a frankly gratuitous mash-up of the very best of comedy and music with Hoedown.
More laughter will be on offer as the smash-hit musical Spamalot inspired by the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, comes to Storyhouse from 31 October – 4 November, featuring comic delights including killer rabbits and a very expensive forest.
Musical All or Nothing, which charts the story of the influential 60s mod group Small Faces, known best for hit songs Itchycoo Park and All or Nothing, will be performed in November and music from the 1860s comes to the fore with acclaimed company Opera della Luna presenting their latest show Tales of Offenbach.
Folk music star Kate Rusby appears on 20 October as part of a short tour celebrating her 25 years on stage.
Tickets on sale now online, in person at Storyhouse or Chester Visitor Information Centre or over the phone on 01244 409 113